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Name Shichon Shih-Poo Maltipoo
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Teddy Bear
Zuchon
Pooshi
Shoodle
Maltapoo
Malt-A-Poo
Malte-Poo
Maltese-Poodle
MaltiPoodle
Malt-oodles
Moodle
mPoo
Multapoo
Multipoo
Multi-Poo
Maltepoo
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo breed type comparison:
Cross Breed Cross Breed Cross Breed

Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1200 $800-$1200 $400-$2000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo?
Average: The Shichon is a commonly available dog breed.
Frequent: The Shih-Poo is easier than average to get.
Frequent: The Maltipoo is easier than average to get.

Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo? Which is the smallest dog, Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo?
Small Small Small
Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Shichon or Shih-Poo or Shih-Poo? Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo weight comparison:
10-15 pounds (5-7 kg) 8-15 pounds (4-7 kg)
7-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
5-20 pounds (2,5-9 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
12.5 pounds (6 kg) 11.5 pounds (5.5 kg) 12.5 pounds (5,5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo? Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo height comparison:
19-21 inches (49-53 cm) 8-15 inches (20-38 cm) 10-13 inches (25-33 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
20 inches (51 cm) 11.5 inches (29 cm) 11.5 inches (27 cm)

Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo coat comparison:
Fluffy
Dense
Curly
Silky
Curly
Straight
Curly & Straight
Fluffy
Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Colors
What are the original Shichon, Shih-Poo and Maltipoo color?
Apricot
Cream
Red
White
Black
Gray
Silver
Black
White
Brown
Brindle
Various combinations
Almost all colors
Apricot
Gold
White
Grey
Cream
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo? Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Shichon requires minimal grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Shih-Poo doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Average: The Maltipoo requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo? Shichon or Shih-Poo or {name3 shedding:
Shichons shed none to minimal.
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Shih-Poos shed none to minimal.
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Maltipoos shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo? Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Gentle
Lively
Playful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loving
Social
Companionable
Intelligent
Loyal
Sweet
Active
Intelligent
Affectionate
Funny
Obedient
Companionable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo intelligence:
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Smart: Shih-Poo's has great intelligence.
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Smart: Maltipoo's has great intelligence.
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Trainability
Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo trainability comparison.
Shichons are quite easy to train.
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Shih-Poos are quite easy to train.
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Maltipoos are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo playfulness comparison:
The Shichon is a playful breed.
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The Shih-Poo is a playful breed.
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The Maltipoo is a playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo?
High: Shichons are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Shih-Poos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Maltipoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo social needs comparison:
Shichons need a lot of social interaction.
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Shih-Poos need a lot of social interaction.
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Maltipoos are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo?
Average: The Shichon barks occasionally.
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Low to Average: The Shih-Poo rarely barks.
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A lot: Maltipoo is a particularly loud breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo?
Shichons are average watchdogs.
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Shih-Poos are average watchdogs.
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Maltipoos are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Shichons are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Shih-Poos are average defenders.
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Maltipoos are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Shichon has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Shih-Poo has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Maltipoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Shichon bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Shih-Poo bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Maltipoo bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo mouthiness comparison:
Shichons have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Shih-Poos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Maltipoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Shichons have average wanderlust potential.
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Shih-Poos tend to escape less than other breeds.
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The wanderlust potential of the Maltipoo is strong enough to escape from home.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Shichons have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
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Shih-Poos have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Maltipoos have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Shichon indoors.
Very house-friendly dog the Shih-Poo breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Maltipoo breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Shichons adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Shih-Poos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Maltipoos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo?
Shichons tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Shih-Poos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Maltipoos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo? Which dog is more friendly?
Shichons are stranger-friendly dogs.
Shih-Poos are stranger-friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Shichons are generally with other pets.
Shih-Poos are generally with other pets.
Maltipoos are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo?
Shichons are kid-friendly dogs.
Shih-Poos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Maltipoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo?
Shichons are average friendly towards cats.
Shih-Poos are average friendly towards cats.
Maltipoos are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo?
Shichons are average friendly towards other dogs.
Shih-Poos are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo?
Yes
Shichons are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Shih-Poos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Maltipoos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Shichon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shih-Poo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Maltipoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Shichons are usually recommended for elderly people.
Shih-Poos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Maltipoos are usually recommended for elderly people.

Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo Health Comparison

Health Issues
Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo health comparison. Which is the healthier: Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo?
The Shichon is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Shih-Poo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Maltipoos tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo health problems comparison:
Allergies Heatstroke
Dental Problems
White Dog Shaker Syndrome
Epilepsy
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Legg-perthes Disease
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Shichon should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Shih-Poo should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Frequent
The Maltipoo should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Life Expectancy
Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo lifespan comparison. How long do Shichon, Shih-Poo and Maltipoo breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Shichon: 13 years
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Shih-Poo: 15 years
9-13 years
The average lifespan of Maltipoo: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo? Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo energy level comparison:
Shichons have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Shih-Poos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Maltipoos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Shichons have an average exercise need.
Shih-Poos have an average exercise need.
Maltipoos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo?
Shichons sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Shih-Poos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Maltipoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo?
1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The Shichon has an average risk for obesity.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Shih-Poo's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Low to Average: The Maltipoo has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Shih-Poo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo?

Low 🔽

The Shichon has a low chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Shih-Poo has a low chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Maltipoo has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Shichon is an average drooler.
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The Shih-Poo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Maltipoo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Shichon or Shih-Poo or Maltipoo? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo?

Not really

Shichon breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Shih-Poo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Maltipoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Shichon and Shih-Poo and Maltipoo have?
3-6 puppies 3-4 puppies 4-6 puppies

Shichon vs Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry
Not recognized by any clubs. Continental Kennel Club
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
National Maltipoo Club
Maltipoo Club of America

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